Backrest Program

Be the first to buy South Dakota State Fair grandstand tickets through the backrest signage program. 

Businesses can advertise their business or individuals can put up family signage or signage in memory of a loved one.  A major benefit to purchasing signage is that backrest signage holders will have the opportunity to purchase South Dakota State Fair grandstand tickets prior to general and Friends of the Fair ticket sales.

You can choose to buy backrest signage in sets of the following: 4 seats, 5 seats, 9 seats, or 10 seats.  A full row consists of 29 seats.  The cost is $80/seat plus production and installation of signage.  This cost is for a total of three fairs.  After three fairs, your signage space will be up for renewal. 

For more information or to purchase backrest signage, please contact Candi Briley at the SD State Fair Office by phone (605) 353-7340 or email.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. The South Dakota State Fair cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

We will implement enhanced health and safety measures for our guests and staff members during the 2020 South Dakota State Fair.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC and State of South Dakota advise those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, including those over age 60 and those suffering from underlying medical conditions to evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend the State Fair. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, and any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of infection. By visiting the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.